Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HIV Awareness discussion with veteran broadcaster Ms. Melly Tenorio

Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco served as a guest at Atraksiyon Integrasyon program of Radyo Pilipinas which aired on July 15, 2018


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dr. Gangcuangco talks about HIV testing and prevention in DWDD




Dr. Gangcuangco discusses the importance of early HIV testing and methods of HIV prevention in the radio program 'Kasama Ka Kaibigan' with Mr. Rommell San Pascual and Mr. Redentor Oro (July 10, 2018)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Dr. Gangcuangco urges the government to make PrEP and integrase inhibitors available nationally


During the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held in Davao City last July 6, 2018, Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco, a Balik Scientist (Returning Scientist) Awardee of the Department of Science and Technology, urged the Philippine government to make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and integrase inhibitors available in the entire country. He believes that these are the missing pieces in HIV prevention and treatment in the Philippines. PrEP is currently available from a few treatment hubs in Manila. The first line regimen for HIV remains to be lamivudine-tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-efavirenz (LTE), the only daily one pill regimen for HIV available in the Philippines.

National Science and Technology Week 2018 held in Davao

Science for the People
Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco joined eleven other Balik Scientists (Returning Scientists) as guest of honor at the National Science and Technology Week held in Davao City, Mindanao. No less than the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, graced the event as key note speaker.

With more scientists, researchers and engineers returning to the Philippines, the Balik Scientist Law aims to address the brain drain plaguing our country. 


The Balik Scientists engaged in cultural activities, enjoyed local Filipino food, and donned the national costume barong. It was indeed a weekend of fellowship, collaboration and celebration. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Department of Science & Technology confers the "Balik Scientist" Award to Dr. Louie Gangcuangco

Hon. Fortunato de la Pena, secretary of The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and USec. Carol Yorobe conferred the Balik Scientist (Returning Scientist) Award to Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco last December 1, 2017 at Sofitel Hotel & Conference Center in Manila, Philippines.




Dr. Gangcuangco is a recipient of the award for his contributions to HIV research. He is currently working with doctors from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and the Hawaii Center for AIDS to investigate immune activation and neurologic complications of HIV among Filipinos.



The certificate reads: "In recognition of your contributions and continuing support to the initiatives of the DOST; In helping nurture and expand research and development capability and expertise... all over the country"